Well, with Spring comes Easter - just another candy fest to me but I usually break down and make a special week for the kids. I usually host a family gathering involving plenty of food topped off with a giant egg hunt. This week will be spent, apart from schooling and normal household duties, stuffing easter eggs and preparing for the crowd. Not to mention we have to color eggs.
Here are the eggs we decorate (blue Kroger container) and the unadulterated eggs we eat.
As you can see, I have the annual Easter decor out and the giant bag-uh-eggs to stuff for hiding this weekend. This is the bag-uh-eggs I'm responsible for - there will be more. Each group of parents has to bring a bag-uh-eggs to add to the ever-growing number. The HubbaKids are all in a frenzy asking me every half hour when Easter will be here.
Finding special treats for the Easter basket is always a feat in itself - trying to find at least one chocolate bunny without a peanut warning. When I was a kid, the chocolate bunny was always the one special thing in the Easter basket - at least it was for me. Forget about the jelly beans, just give me my chocolate bunny. Even better if it was hollow - it was easier to break a piece off for munching. A solid bunny was good too - you could walk around with the whole bunny and nibble on the ears.
But... here at our house we don't get many bunny choices. We pretty much have to buy the one without the warning:
may contain peanuts
made in a factory which also processes peanuts, tree nuts, and various other nuts
processed in a facility with peanuts
processed on a machine which also processes peanut products
made by a person who ate peanut products for lunch and may have breathed on this product
We don't get to buy the specially designed bunny with tall ears. No choice between solid or hollow bunnies. By the time we get home we have read the package to every chocolate bunny at WalMart, Target, Kroger and various other candy pushing facilities. Luckily, we have the SHOTS! We own two of these twin packs. One set stays in my purse and the other with The Hubbs or any other person HubbaDood accompanies apart from me.
Here's a link to a site I found yesterday while searching for lyrics to "Here Comes Peter CottonTail". It's funny. HubbaDette and I sat here at the computer playing it over and over while singing with the cheezy accompaniment. It was a good time listening to her laugh and giggle. Hope you enjoy it as well.
The HubbaKids this morning after breakfast. I guess there was something interesting in the mulch.
Hope everyone has a fun and Happy Easter!